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Guide for Starting a Travelling Job | 70 Useful Resources11 min read

February 14, 2020 9 min read
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Guide for Starting a Travelling Job | 70 Useful Resources11 min read

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For most peo¬≠ple, the thought of being able to save the mon¬≠ey to trav¬≠el the world is unset¬≠tling. Main¬≠ly because the per¬≠cep¬≠tion that trav¬≠el is expen¬≠sive keeps peo¬≠ple from embark¬≠ing on a jour¬≠ney to mys¬≠te¬≠ri¬≠ous lands far far away. How¬≠ev¬≠er, trav¬≠el¬≠ling is not as expen¬≠sive as peo¬≠ple assume it to be. And if sav¬≠ing mon¬≠ey is not your forte you can always work in a trav¬≠el¬≠ling job and trav¬≠el for free!

Find­ing a trav­el­ling job is an option that is often over­looked by peo­ple assum­ing that it is a com­plex pro­ce­dure. But keep in mind that you are try­ing to find a trav­el­ling job, not a career. As a result, you can always keep your options flex­i­ble. And as long as you are flex­i­ble with your choic­es, you can find work anywhere.

But the ques­tion remains, what kind of jobs allow you to trav­el the world? Here is a list of all the dif­fer­ent trav­el­ling jobs avail­able for you to explore. Pick wisely!

Blogger

blogger

By far the most pop¬≠u¬≠lar and wide¬≠ly prac¬≠ticed trav¬≠el¬≠ling job is becom¬≠ing a blog¬≠ger. Don‚Äôt be mis¬≠tak¬≠en, in order to trav¬≠el you don‚Äôt nec¬≠es¬≠sar¬≠i¬≠ly need to cre¬≠ate a trav¬≠el blog. You can choose any genre of blog¬≠ging like his¬≠to¬≠ry, wildlife, lifestyle, etc. 

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Freelancer

freelancer

Free­lancers are tak­ing over the world with a storm. More and more peo­ple are shift­ing towards being self-employed instead of work­ing for a com­pa­ny. In terms of free­lanc­ing as a trav­el­ling job, you can be a free­lancer in any field. Con­tent writ­ing, videog­ra­phy, data entry, ana­lyt­ics, etc are some of the most com­mon areas where free­lancers work.

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Copywriter

copywriter

Copy­writ­ers cre­ate orig­i­nal writ­ten con­tent for adver­tis­ing, mar­ket­ing, as well as descrip­tive texts. They write cre­ative text, like ad jin­gles, taglines, and oth­er cre­ative copy, or more research-based copy.

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Online teacher

teacher

In terms of the num¬≠ber of peo¬≠ple, teach¬≠ing is the biggest pro¬≠fes¬≠sion in the world. There is a require¬≠ment for teach¬≠ers in every coun¬≠try. Even online teach¬≠ing is a great method to earn those bucks and trav¬≠el since your job is flex¬≠i¬≠ble in terms of location. 

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Bartender

Bartender

If you know how to Bar¬≠tend, then you can find a job any¬≠where in the world. Sim¬≠ply because Bar¬≠tenders are need¬≠ed every¬≠where. In case you don‚Äôt have any expe¬≠ri¬≠ence, just like any oth¬≠er job, you have to start at the bot¬≠tom and work your way up.

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Tour Guide

tour guide

If you have a com¬≠pre¬≠hen¬≠sive under¬≠stand¬≠ing of dif¬≠fer¬≠ent coun¬≠tries and regions, then becom¬≠ing a tour guide is a great option. It is a chance to trav¬≠el to your favourite des¬≠ti¬≠na¬≠tions and meet new peo¬≠ple from around the world. 

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Translator

Translator

The job of a trans¬≠la¬≠tor is one of the most pop¬≠u¬≠lar trav¬≠el¬≠ling jobs in today‚Äôs age. This job can include a bunch of things like trans¬≠lat¬≠ing doc¬≠u¬≠ments, scripts, etc online. It is the per¬≠fect chance for those who are flu¬≠ent in mul¬≠ti¬≠ple lan¬≠guages to be loca¬≠tion¬≠al¬≠ly independent. 

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Yoga Instructor

With more and more peo­ple turn­ing towards a healthy lifestyle, the demand for a yoga instruc­tor is on the rise. Becom­ing a yoga instruc­tor is not as daunt­ing as it seems. You can either teach online or con­duct class­es in per­son at dif­fer­ent loca­tions. Either way, this trav­el­ling job is per­fect to take you across continents.

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Massage therapist

Massage therapist

Get¬≠ting cer¬≠ti¬≠fied as a mas¬≠sage ther¬≠a¬≠pist is swift, afford¬≠able, as well as lucra¬≠tive. India and Thai¬≠land are two of the most pop¬≠u¬≠lar places for cer¬≠ti¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠tion and masseuse busi¬≠ness. You can get trained in less than a week and get start¬≠ed with your own gigs.

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Website Designer

If you are a per­son who is a firm believ­er in aes­thet­ics, then web design is one of the most high­ly lucra­tive trav­el­ling jobs for dig­i­tal nomads. This job is also a good option for work­ing as a freelancer.

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Cruise worker

cruise worker

Cruise ships have a trunk full of trav¬≠el¬≠ling jobs. Day¬≠care, fit¬≠ness instruc¬≠tors, DJs, chefs, and so much more. Besides, even if you don‚Äôt have the nec¬≠es¬≠sary expe¬≠ri¬≠ence, there are still many options for you. Like you can start as a deck¬≠hand, a wait¬≠er, house¬≠keep¬≠er, gift shop clerk, etc.

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Scuba Diving Instructor

Scuba Diving Instructor

Scu­ba div­ing instruc­tors live the per­fect nomadic life. They get to live on trop­i­cal islands and get paid to go scu­ba div­ing every day! Plus, the minute they get bored with where they live, they can just go find a new island. There are scu­ba shops in loca­tions all over the world seek­ing qual­i­fied instructors.

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Flight attendant

Flight attendant

This job is one of the most well known trav¬≠el¬≠ling jobs in the world. Becom¬≠ing a flight atten¬≠dant is a dream shared by many young¬≠sters and for good rea¬≠son. This is the per¬≠fect job for those who wish to fly around the world instead of being stuck behind a desk in an office all day.

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Travel Agent

Travel Agent

If you find plea¬≠sure in putting togeth¬≠er itin¬≠er¬≠aries and are blessed with great plan¬≠ning as well as organ¬≠i¬≠sa¬≠tion skills, becom¬≠ing a trav¬≠el agent is the per¬≠fect job for you. How¬≠ev¬≠er, keep this in mind that becom¬≠ing a trav¬≠el agent is essen¬≠tial¬≠ly a sales role. So your suc¬≠cess depends on how much you are able to sell.

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Travel photographer

Travel photographer

A career in trav­el pho­tog­ra­phy is as diverse as the des­ti­na­tions in the world. as a trav­el pho­tog­ra­ph­er, you have total free­dom to decide your own path and do your own thing. Oppor­tu­ni­ties in this field are abun­dant as long as you are will­ing to work hard and con­stant­ly improve your skills.

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Musician/Street performer

Street performer

Work¬≠ing as a street per¬≠former or a musi¬≠cian is one of the most cre¬≠ative trav¬≠el¬≠ling jobs. Arts and enter¬≠tain¬≠ment are uni¬≠ver¬≠sal in nature. So as long as you have tal¬≠ent and skills to show¬≠case, you can find your¬≠self a job in any part of the world.

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NGO Worker

ngo worker

As an NGO work­er, you can help local com­mu­ni­ties around the world defeat the dif­fi­cul­ties they face. This might mean work­ing with farm­ers, imple­ment­ing com­mu­ni­ty eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, solv­ing envi­ron­men­tal issues, pro­vid­ing health­care and edu­ca­tion, or cre­at­ing youth devel­op­ment programs.

Video Blogging

video bogging

Becom­ing a video blog­ger is a new trend that has tak­en dom­i­nance in the dig­i­tal world. Video blog­ging con­nects you with your audi­ence like no oth­er means of blog­ging. Trav­el vlog­gers explore the world with a cam­era in their hands and cap­ture every moment to share with their audi­ence. This way they get to do both things at once, bet­ter known as get­ting paid to travel.

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Travel Nurse

travel nurse

Trav¬≠el nurs¬≠es are reg¬≠is¬≠tered nurs¬≠es from mul¬≠ti¬≠ple clin¬≠i¬≠cal back¬≠grounds. They work for inde¬≠pen¬≠dent staffing agen¬≠cies and are assigned to dis¬≠tinct care areas on an inter¬≠im basis to fill short-term employ¬≠ment gaps.

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Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

Vir­tu­al Assis­tant is one of the most sort­ed trav­el­ling jobs in the world. These indi­vid­u­als can help blog­gers, busi­ness own­ers, as well as oth­er work­ing pro­fes­sion­als by look­ing after their sched­ules and tak­ing time-con­sum­ing tasks off their plate. You could either spe­cial­ize in one duty like social media, research, email, data entry, etc or be a jack of all trades.

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Travel Journalist

travel journalist

If you have a way with words and a pas­sion to trav­el, then becom­ing a trav­el jour­nal­ist just might be the right choice for you. Trav­el jour­nal­ists engage with trav­ellers, those who want to authen­ti­cal­ly under­stand oth­er cul­tures, soci­eties, etc.

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Travel Influencer

travel influencerTrav­el Influ­encer has emerged as one of boom­ing career options for trav­el freaks. Check­out some great sources to help you to get started.

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Pilot

pilot

Pilots fly sev¬≠er¬≠al types of air¬≠craft, such as heli¬≠copters and air¬≠planes, in order to trans¬≠port car¬≠go and pas¬≠sen¬≠gers across the world. It is one of the neat¬≠est jobs that offer you end¬≠less oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties to explore the world and earn mon¬≠ey from it.

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Dance instructor

dance instructor

A lot of the dancers choose to become dance instruc¬≠tors to share their pas¬≠sion for dance with oth¬≠ers. Not only is it a great oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to fol¬≠low your pas¬≠sion, but it is also great to have flex¬≠i¬≠ble work¬≠ing hours and trav¬≠el while earn¬≠ing well.

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Washija is a content specialist at Receptix. She has an MBA in Tourism and a passion for creating web content. She is an avid reader, a traveler, and a versatile writer.